I disagree!Basically it doesn't matter at all. Rhythm is a learned skill.
I agree with this to an extent
I have come across quite a few people in my life that will never have rhythm no matter how hard they try
This gels with my intuition. Just looking at people (including drummers) ... the way they move, the way they speak, the way they move through life, I definitely get a sense of a person's innate sense of rhythmic confidence and poise (or lack).there is a difference between playing a rhythm .....and having "rhythm"
Michael Jackson had "rhythm" without ever playing a rhythm on an instrument
this guy plays a rhythm on an instrument without actually having "rhythm"
anyone can learn to play a rhythm ....or many rhythms .......and with enough work can get quite good at it ....and probably sound fine and make a band sound fine
this does not mean they have "rhythm"
see what I'm getting at here?
there are a few well known drummers ....whom I will not name because I don't want this to turn into that kind of thread.....who play lots of rhythms....often complex rhythms ....and hell ...they play them really well....and make their respective bands sound great .
but these few drummers I am thinking of don't necessarily have "rhythm" to me .....like say ...an Al Jackson, a Steve Jordan ,a Zig Modeliste, or a "Pistol" Allen does for example
I believe anyone can be taught to play any rhythm....and play it well.....I do it on a daily basis
but I also believe "rhythm" is something someone is either born with or will just never have
know what I'm saying?